Click (2006)

4.5 Overall Score
Story: 5/10
Acting: 4/10
Visuals: 7/10

Decent visuals and story with potential

Adam Sandler,story potential is wasted, feels like a kids movie with adult jokes

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Click

Studio:  Happy Madison

Genre(s):  Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Release Date(s):  June 23, 2006

MPAA Rating:  PG-13


Flashback to the past!

Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is an architect trying to make partner in his company despite his boss Mr. Ammer (David Hasselhoff) working him to death.  Michael finds he doesn’t have time for his wife Donna (Kate Beckinsale) or his children.  When he is sold a universal remote control by a man named Morty (Christopher Walken), Michael is able to fast forward through parts of his life he finds undesirable and thinks he’s found the solution to his problems.  When the control begins editing time for Michael, Michael finds his life slipping away.

Directed by Frank Coraci, Click was panned upon release but a box-office success.  The movie was also accused of plagerizing a Goosebumps story with a similar story.  The movie was nominated for Best Make-Up (losing to Pan’s Labyrinth).


I was in The Deer Hunter dammit!

Click was one of those “really?” movies when you saw the trailer and commercials.  A stupid premise and an Adam Sandler movie which doesn’t help the cause.  Click is not the type of the movie I wanted to see, and although it is bad, there are some moments…it is just lost in a bad story with a bad lead.

Click was a weird movie.  The story feels like a kids’ story, but the movie rated PG-13 and loaded with adult jokes.  The basic concept is almost It’s a Wonderful Life meets A Christmas Carol.  The basic storyline is a good concept and has some touching moments…but they are ruined by jokes, and Sandler who struggles with the movie.

Sandler’s attempt to “act” is tough in this film.  Scenes near the end of his life has him trying to be emotional.  Part of it is the context of the story with him just having kicked guys in the balls in laugh-out-loud moments and the attempt to mix it with real emotion…it just doesn’t flow.  He’s surrounded by a good cast of supporting actors including Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, David Hasselhoff (just being “The Hoff”), Jonah Hill, Sean Astin, Jennifer Coolidge, Rachel Dratch, and the obligatory Rob Schneider appearance (as Prince Habeeboo).


Fat Bastard has nothing on me!

The make-up for the movie is quite good.  The film passes multiple years and you get the characters aging.  Sometimes they are recast (like the kids) and other times they age the characters.  You also get a pretty good fat suit on Sandler that is in the line of Fat Bastard from Austin Powers.

Click almost has some moments, but the concept is so ridiculous.  The movie tries to combine a goofy story with real emotion and comes out flat.  I can’t recommend the movie but I also don’t think it is the worst thing that Adam Sandler’s ever done…if it is on though, I’d say keep turning the channel.

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